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    Re: killing a standing mature tree

    I think we still have more trees than huggers (some of the lumber rape-ers want to change that ;)) - I just wish I could get credit for the carbon in my 65 acres of trees :mad:

    and YES, most of...
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    Re: killing a standing mature tree

    a follow-up question is what are you going to do with the tree after it is dead? If you are planning on using it for firewood, having the leaves suck all the moisture out of the tree this time of...
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    Re: killing a standing mature tree

    On this side of the pond, if there was a tree in the forest we didn't want to re-germinate, we would take the chain saw and cut a couple of rings around the tree - 1-2 inches apart and at least an...
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    Re: Tractor Transport

    On this side of the pond, my father used to tell a story from before WWII about walking a draft horse about 30 miles - leading it until his feet got sore then riding until something else got sore -...
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    Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    ditto on the job well done - I see you did a bit of machining because of the "Neanderthal" ;)
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    Re: JCB 3CX - 1986 - Battery not chargung

    If you don't have a load tester, take your volt meter and put it across the battery - should read about 12.6V for a good battery

    Start the machine (boost it if you have to) and while running test...
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    Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    I haven't used it myself either but I have heard of people using it to shrink sleeves before installing them
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    Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    Do you have access to dry ice? quick dose on the shaft to shrink it before your final removal?
  9. Thread: Grass Seeding

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    Re: Grass Seeding

    Kevin - how large is the piece of land and just what was "dumped" there (thinking of soil contaminates)? size of piece of land may make a difference as well as what you have available for equipment....
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    Re: Any chance of a bit of help please ?

    I have seen that too - a small amount of starting fluid - normally though it was for large truck tires, not a lawn mower :cool:.

    I always remove the valve core when trying to inflate a tire that...
  11. Re: List of Recoomended products for weed type?

    An opportunity for one of the students who are seeking research input through their surveys?
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    Re: Digital inheritance?

    John - Through my day job I have been working with a provincial archives - they are moving towards having a digital archive in the cloud and using software which has the capabilities of migrating...
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    Re: IH Hydro 84 Cylinder Head Gasket

    well, on the bright side, you at least found it before putting a big bunch of money into rebuilding the engine

    still sucks, though :mad:
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    Re: IH Hydro 84 Cylinder Head Gasket

    Someone correct me if I have this backwards, but from what I understand
    the 5w/ - 10w/ - etc. describes how the oil acts when starting a cold engine (winter) If there is no number (##/) then the...
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    Re: Matters Agricultural.

    Got agree with you on that Jack - on this side of the pond (in both Canada and the US) it seems "country folk" have a better understanding of the "urban" world than vice versa.
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    Re: Matters Agricultural.

    Jack - in all your 84 years around the farm you didn't ever run into the "female in heat" with cows or horses or sheep or pigs or cats or dogs or wives or . . .
    Why can't pigeons have the same?

    ...
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    Re: Glyphosate and pregnant women

    in the '70s & '80s a friend used to haul 4 or 5 tons of cull / small potatoes a day for his calf feeder lot - he normally had 90-110 week old to 1 year old calves at any given time.
  18. Re: How long do we have to wait for the site monitors to validat or activate our prof

    As one of the moderators of another forum that doesn't have these restrictions, I am removing "spam" posts (mostly porn or Viagra sites) several times a day - I removed 4 just before coming here....
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    Re: Fishing

    What you are describing is the same thing that has been going on in most industries around the world - industries sectors (fishing, milk, eggs, lumber, . . .) are being gobbled up by "bigger fish"...
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    Re: New Holland 7840sle gearbox help please

    That is the type of "lessons learned" that makes this forum invaluable :cool:
  21. Thread: Red diesel

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    Re: Red diesel

    I presume the "red diesel" is tax exempt. On this side of the pond, the tax exempt fuel always came from the same fuel delivery driver - the driver would just add the dye to it as he was filling...
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    Re: Something else to worry about

    Surprise surprise surprise
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    Re: trying to defrost cattle troughs

    for thawing pipes in houses I have seen people take a propane blast heater and heat water in an old propane tank that has had the valve removed and a flexible pipe installed to direct the steam
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    Re: Massey 4225 battery access

    back in my auto racing days, we would fit the car with a remote positive (insulated) positive terminal so we could easily connect a second battery to the car for starting (before the race) - a...
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    Re: Planning etc and housing workers?

    I would think twice on the "volunteer" aspect. "On this side of the pond", if he isn't a paid employee and got accidently injured on your farm you could be sued - as an employee he would be eligible...
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